What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to the creative industries.
This qualification is particularly relevant for:
• Young people interested in a career in the creative industries who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 3 qualifications or an advanced apprenticeship.
• Young people and adults usually with prior attainment at level 1 and below, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the creative industries but need a broad grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills before applying for work.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
The Mandatory unit is:
• Working in the Creative Industries
Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in creative industries before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 3 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.
Which sector does this qualification support?
This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in the creative industries sector.
What are the progression options?
Learners can progress to a Level 3 certificate or diploma in Creative Industries as well as other Level 2 qualifications.
Progression & entry requirements
Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the core areas of Creative Industries and an introduction to the skills required in the Creative Industries sector.